Alexis Sanchez set for a long spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury
Injury

Alexis Sanchez set for a long spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury

On loan Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez suffered a potentially serious ankle injury while on national team duty with Chile.

According to the Chilean FA, the forward who is on loan at Inter Milan dislocated tendons in his ankle during Chile's goalless draw with Colombia on Saturday. A timeline has not been set for his return date but the nature of the injury indicates that he is scheduled to be out for some time.

A statement posted on the Chilean FA website read, "The medical team of the Chilean National Team informs that the player Alexis Sanchez presented in the second half of the match with Colombia [suffered] dislocation of left ankle peroneal tendons with retinal compromise."

In an interview with Radio Cooperativa, Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda provided an injury update on Sanchez, "Alexis seems to have a suffered a small blow to the ankle. Tomorrow we will evaluate all aspects more thoroughly. We played against an opponent with different physical qualities." 

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